Kourtney

Yurgan

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Registered Psychotherapist
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English

Kourtney is here to support you with anxiety, stress management, and personal development.

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Kourtney works with highly motivated adults living with chronic stress and anxiety. She understands how quickly day-to-day things add up, how exhausting it is to set boundaries, and how difficult it can be to lean on others for help. She is dedicated to working with people who subscribe to a grind culture but struggle to prioritize self-care. Over the past three years, Kourtney has seen that every person is capable of change, especially if they are patient and persistent. Growth takes time and effort, but Kourtney can equip you with personalized tools to manage stress and cope with anxiety. 

Kourtney is also passionate about self-care development. Self-care is so much more than doing activities that make you feel good — it’s a mindset and a lifestyle. Self-care includes protecting your peace, appreciating what you love, and setting yourself up for optimal success. She actively promotes this way of thinking and is ready to join you on your journey towards self-discovery. 

In sessions, Kourtney draws from cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based models, and other therapeutic approaches. She aims to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours influence each other and can help you move you from problem-focused thinking to a solution-focused mindset. Kourtney offers a genuine, empathetic, and collaborative space for you to enjoy the present moment. Here you are free to express yourself and work towards your full potential. 

Between sessions, you can find Kourtney snuggling her emotional support cat, Cleo (who likes to make surprise session cameos). In her downtime, Kourtney enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, and collecting sassy mugs. She is also an avid crocheter; her specialty is hats, but she made a sweater and a blanket during the lockdowns. Kourtney finds connection through these activities and sometimes shares them in sessions to help clients feel warm and comfortable, just like her cozy creations!

Right for you if:

You are a student or young professional looking to navigate stress, anxiety, and life transitions.
You want to develop deeper self-awareness, find more meaning, and discover the answers to the hard questions.
You are motivated to put yourself first and are ready to set boundaries as well as practice self-care.
You are looking for a therapist who offers a listening ear, a calm presence, and action-oriented strategies.

More about

Kourtney

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University (2020)

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Lakehead University (2016)

Addictions and Mental Health Graduate Certificate (Durham College)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

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Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
I believe good mental health is being in tune with yourself, knowing what you need, and having the capacity to advocate for it.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
I am constantly finding myself pulling into rumination station, so this quote really helps me. "Worrying is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do, but never gets you anywhere!"
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
My self-care involves spending time with loved ones, reading, crocheting, snuggling my furbaby, and *trying* to exercise.

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